MAA Policy

Non-Discrimination Policy: Middletown Art Academy  gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or disability.

Unless mentioned otherwise, below are our policies for all our programs, classes and workshops.

Tuition: Only completed and signed registrations mailed with the applicable registration fee and tuition will be completely processed to secure a spot. Your non-refundable registration fee covers the entire academic year (not summer) and is paid once per child/teen or adult.

Payment: 
is currently by check only, made payable to Middletown Art Academy.

Discount: for  families, siblings, groups are available year-long.

Absences, Refunds & Credits: The registration fee is per student, is non-refundable and applies only toward the academic year. Credit will be given for cancellations received by US Mail, in writing, at Middletown Art Academy, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of your class. There are no cash refunds. If your child is absent, we cannot prorate tuition or offer make up classes. No refund or credit is given to students who are expelled from the program due to behavioral problems. We do not accept email cancellations.

Changes: We charge a $10 administrative fee per change request per child. Change requests must be received by US Mail, in writing, at least two weeks in advance, accompanied by the administrative fee, in order to be considered. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. If classes are full for the program,class or summer camp you request, we will call you to discuss alternatives. A credit for the tuition will be given if a suitable alternative program cannot be found. We do not accept email change requests.

Attendance: Middletown Art Academy prides itself on offering a carefully designed art education curriculum & structured programs and lesson plans that include a schedule of instruction and work periods. These all work together to help students achieve creative productivity. We are not an open studio or a day care. If your child arrives late, leaves early or misses days, they will possibly miss out on finishing their project, or they may have trouble catching up to their peers. This can be distressing to most children. Please try to send your child to all the sessions they sign up for and minimize late arrivals and early departures. We appreciate it!

Insufficient Registration: We reserve the right to cancel a class or break camp session if there is insufficient enrollment. If this
happens, we will return your tuition, and, if there are no other programs you are also registering for, we will return the registration
fee as well.

Arrival/Departure Times: Please note the start and finish times of your child’s program, class or camp. Early and late fees of $1 per minute will be billed if students are present outside their enrolled time periods. We are not responsible for children dropped off at Middletown Art Academy outside of actual registered time.

Summer Camp Lunch/Snacks: Please pack a lunch and the appropriate number of snacks daily for your child/teen. Please put your child’s name on their lunch and make sure to pack liquids (no glass containers). Please limit the sugar content in your child’s lunch, snacks and beverages; we appreciate creating a mellow and healthy environment. Also, don’t forget a water bottle!

Behavior: We have a seriously creative approach to art; please attend with a focused attitude. Bullying or other disruptive behavior will not be tolerated at Middletown Art Academy. If your child cannot control their behavior, we will contact you and require you to pick up your child immediately. There is no refund or credit for a child asked to leave the program for behavioral reasons.

NSF Checks: A $40 fee will be charged for any insufficient funds check. We regret to say that the $40 charge will accrue for
each time we submit or resubmit the check. Repayment must be in the form of a cashier’s check, and include the original class fee
amount plus the NSF fee(s)